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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services, International, International Development

Mission: Living water international (living water) exists to demonstrate the love of god by helping communities in over 20 developing countries acquire desperately needed clean water and to experience "living water" - the gospel of jesus christ.

Programs: Water projects - wash activities: living water trains and equips staff, organizations and volunteers to help developing communities gain access to safe drinking water through the construction of new bore holes, filtration systems, rainwater harvesting as well as the rehabilitation of existing systems that have fallen into disrepair. Living water introduces health, hygiene, and sanitation education. The gospel is shared directly and through partnerships with local churches and other ministries using various methods including training in oral bible story telling. Living water empowers local individuals and communities and seeks to use the most appropriate technology and socially responsible interventions. Living water serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

training: living water trains hundreds of volunteers, missionaries, and development professionals each year to drill wells, repair pumps, teach good hygiene practices, and use culturally appropriate storying techniques for christian witness. Living water uses training techniques that equip participants to train others, so that the knowledge and experience gained can be easily transferred. Mission outreach: living water leads thousands of volunteers into the field each year to assist in drilling wells, teaching health and hygiene, and sharing their faith. Other programs include health, sanitation, and community engagement.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I choose to give because I believe that I have been blessed to be a blessing to others. There are many great organizations that I have supported, but one that was very meaningful to me was when I created a fundraiser for Living Water International in place of asking for gifts for my birthday. There was no "thing" I truly needed, so it felt more rewarding to gather the power of unity in numbers by asking friends and family to help me raise funds to build wells in poor areas so that people can have clean water to drink and live (something many of us take for granted!). I know it's scary for some, but it truly is rewarding to give to those less fortunate. "The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously." - 2 Corinthians 9:6

Review from #MyGivingStory



Rating: 5

LWI is working hard to make a difference, even beyond their own work. They helped found the Accord WASH Alliance (http://wash.accordnetwork.org), which is the place where Christian water organizations gather to learn from one another and become more effective together. They have come a long way in a few short years.

Review from Guidestar


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 2

To many evening hours spent on events, fundraisers etc. They don't pay well enough to extend yourself this much. A lot of growing pains with new CEO. They are becoming more and more faith based to attract more donations. You are either all God or not.

Review from Guidestar



Rating: 3

None profits should always keep CEO's salary within reason. This one is getting on the high side for a none profit.

Review from CharityNavigator